| Jul 29, 2009
| 6:33 PM
In the 1970s, Bob Garrett performed at Reno Sweeney, the same New York cabaret where Jackie Kennedy's eccentric cousin "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale sang. More than three decades later, Garrett gave Drew Barrymore vocal training needed to simulate one of...
| Nov 29, 2009
"I'd like to take a little bit of responsibility for this nightmare."
The source of that generous offer is far from evil. If anything, Nathan Gunn is the dimpled picture of Midwestern nice guy-ness -- think a younger, darker Russell Crowe without the...
| Jun 30, 2009
Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66.
Travalena, who began treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002...
| Apr 19, 2009
Just like the stories it seeks to tell through histrionic plots, spectacular settings and virtuosic vocal lines, the world of opera is full of behind-the-scenes drama.
Maria Callas' diva-like antics have become legendary. Luciano Pavarotti earned the...
| Dec 29, 2007
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30.
Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
| Feb 1, 2009
Sweets for your sweet
Where: Ethel M Chocolate Factory, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson
Highlights: Stop by to watch Valentine's chocolates being made. Then buy a heart-shaped box full of the elegant treats for someone special.
| Aug 12, 2008
A 7-year-old Chinese girl was not good-looking enough for the Olympics opening ceremony, so another little girl with a pixie smile lip-synched "Ode to the Motherland," a ceremony official said - the latest example of the lengths Beijing took for a perfect...
| Mar 25, 2008
VANCOUVER, CANADA -- Paul Potts -- the British cellphone salesman turned singing sensation and YouTube phenom after dazzling skeptical judges with the operatic aria "Nessun Dorma" on "Britain's Got Talent" -- steps onstage at the Vancouver Centre for...
| Dec 5, 2007
"Excuse me, could you turn down the music? I mean, I like Sinatra, but. . . ." The waiter at the Italian restaurant gave the customer, Ken Ehrlich, a puzzled look before shrugging and walking off in search of a volume knob. Even when he's sitting...
| Jan 27, 2008
| 7:26 PM
"No Country for Old Men" won top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, taking home a statuette for best ensemble in a motion picture.
Earlier in the evening, Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for his role in the gritty western...
| Jan 27, 2008
Kimmie Meissner looked nothing like the young woman who rocketed to the top of the figure skating world two years ago.
Less than a minute into her long program at the national championships last night, the defending champion and former world-title holder...